Document Locker

Below is a list of documents that can be downloaded from this site or viewed in your browser.  Scroll down to find the document you are looking for.  Once you click on the document it should download immediately to your computer or display in your browser depending on how you have your browser set.  To view and print most of these documents you will need Acrobat Reader, a free program from Adobe.  Most computers already have this program installed but if yours doesn't click here to download a free copy:

TCI Documents (From the text or ISN)


Geography

Below you will find documents and assignments that we use in this unit.  Adobe Reader is needed to view and print these.  It is available free from the link in the sidebar. You can also get more information from Mr. D’s Geography site HERE.


GeoThemes Atlas Work

NystromAtlas

An essential resource for any student of history is a good Atlas.  You can view and use this Online Nystrom World Atlas by clicking on this link.  You will need to use the username and password from the sticker on the inside cover to access it.  Once you are logged on, close the helper pop-up window and click on “Atlases.”  Use the controls to navigate to the page you are looking for.

You can download any of the worksheets that go with this by clicking their link below.


Prehistory and the Tools of the Historian


Rome Unit Documents

Below are class documents in PDF format that can be downloaded. Please remember that you will need Acrobat Reader to access this content. It is available free from the link in the side bar.


Medieval Europe

Of particular interest to 7th grade Social Studies students is a unit on Medieval Europe. It is much more than a time of Knights, Ladies, and Chivalry.

Documents from the TCI (textbook) program:

Geography Challenge 1 (ISN pages 4-5)

Chapter 2 Reading Notes

Chapter 3 Reading Notes

Chapter 4 Reading Notes

Chapter 5 Reading Notes

Other Documents:


Renaissance and Reformation

The Renaissance and Reformation represent an important era in human history.  They chronicle our emergence from the regression of the Dark Ages and our return to the path of progress.  This unit is covered by chapters 7 and 8 in the textbook.

Documents from the TCI (textbook) program:

Geography Challenge 7 (ISN pages 188-189)

The Renaissance Begins Artwork Info (ISN pages 190-191)

Chapter 28 Reading Notes (ISN pages 192-193)

Other Documents:


The Rise of Islam

Seventh grade Social Studies students study the history of the founding of the religion of Islam, second only to Christianity in the number of followers in our modern world. Below are class documents in PDF format that can be downloaded. Please remember that you will need Acrobat Reader to access this content. It is available free from the link in the side bar.

Documents from the TCI (textbook) program:

Geography Challenge 2 - The Arabian Peninsula

Answers to Geography Challenge 2

Chapter 7 work on the Geography of the Arabian Peninsula. 

Class notes (Slideshow) on the Life of the prophet Muhammad (students will use DocHub to highlight the important points in these slides).

War Lords of Japan

Students in Mr. Dresel's class study Medieval Japan by participating in a simulation game with their classmates. Their goal is to successfully complete all their assigned work while earning moves and income for their castle teams. In the end the castle team that is most powerful (i.e. the most armies, the most provinces under their control, the greatest amount of rice koku in their warchest and the most other castles conquered) is declared the winner and named Shogun of Japan.


Mesoamerica

More information about this unit will be posted as it becomes available.


Miscellaneous Documents

Look here for documents and files not found under a specific unit heading.


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